Prioritizing CSR barriers in the Indian Service Industry: A Fuzzy AHP Approach

Divesh Kumar, Praveen Goyal, Vinod Kumar


The present study identifies and prioritizes the barriers pertaining to implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies in Indian service industries. The 10 most important barriers related to CSR implementation have been first identified and then evaluated for the ranking process using Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) based methodology. The outcome of the study clearly presents that lack of top management commitment, lack of significant benefit of CSR, and financial constraints are the most important barriers in effective implementation of sustainable CSR initiatives among organizations belonging to the Indian service industry. These results may be used by decision makers to understand and these barriers, and identify critical success factors for the CSR process, which will help them to ensure that CSR is effectively implemented in their respective organizations.


Analytical hierarchy process (AHP); Barriers; Corporate social responsibility; Fuzzy AHP; India.

JEL Codes

C35; L80; M14.

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